Category Archives: Spoiled Pets

Wild Kingdom.

It had been a typical day. All the usual minutiae with a highlight of a major plumbing crisis under the kitchen sink. Our cocktail reading hour was mercifully upon us at long last and the CE decided the week-old baby … Continue reading

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Just faux enough away for us.

When does a groove become a rut? Maybe it’s when you discuss unironically that the morning walk commenced three minutes late and now we would all be off schedule for the entire day. “All” meaning the two elderlies and the … Continue reading

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Failure to launch?

Among the many things that no longer seem possible is the idea of packing a suitcase. We returned from San Francisco last month certain we had our travel chops back and we were determined to plan another jaunt right away … Continue reading

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You lucky dog.

As we mere mortals hunker down for winter and the onslaught of the holidays, Lily the Wonder Dog just does what she does Every. Single. Day. “Let’s go, Lily”, calls the CE. She jumps in the Jeep and off they … Continue reading

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My new best friend.

At least once a day someone – usually me – makes the slip of the tongue, which may actually be a slip of the heart. “Chloe”, we say, fully intending to summon Lily. Ah, it is hard to let go, … Continue reading

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It’s Caturday: 4 authors who get it write.

Every morning at first light of dawn, The Countess makes a balletic leap onto our bed and settles herself, sphinx-like, between us. As she swished her tail under my nose this morning, it occurred to me that I have fallen … Continue reading

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Lockdown, Lily-style.

The rest of us would welcome a change at this point. “But why?” wonders Lily. “Things couldn’t be better!” Every day begins with new adventures just beyond the gate: an endless array of bunnies, lizards, gophers and squirrels to hunt … Continue reading

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Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up … Continue reading

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Caturday: from cats to cat-a-combs.

We go way back with cats. We’ve been spoiling them since 1977 when we adopted our first stray, “Gray Fluff”.  Apparently “Kitty Hook” was another of her monikers judging from her personalized Valentine cake. Time flew by, and while I apparently … Continue reading

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One more brief paws…

I promise we will get back to the books next week. But today I’m on a different page, a last chapter, and somehow can’t move on until I say goodbye. He wasn’t our dog. But he was our very dear … Continue reading

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